Garden pests and what to do - Landscaping in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and Monterey
Updated: Nov 20, 2020
During the heat of the summer, when the days are long, temperatures warm and relative humidity high- insect and disease populations can explode if left unchecked. The warmer the day the faster insects will reproduce and colonize your garden. Aphids, scale, mealybugs, foliage-feeding caterpillars are some of the most common insect pests found. What can you do to keep these little buggers from destroying your landscape? The best strategy is selecting plants that are adapted to local conditions and resistant to pests. Another interesting option is by using predatory insects and natural enemies. For example, one common way to control two-spotted spider mites is by using a predatory mite such as Phytoseiulus persimilis. Or, for cleaning up mealybugs you might preventatively introduce Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (The Mealybug Destroyer), a tenacious ladybird beetle. If this sounds interesting to you, give us a call let us help you plan your next garden with plants that are resistant to pest or lets release some beneficial insects into your garden.